A walker (m, 54) slipped on the path from the top of Horton Scar Lane to Pen y ghent (below the bend to ‘the miners’ track’), sustaining an ankle injury, which he bore with stoicism, throughout. CRO 4, the team’s Honda Pioneer, led the way up Horton Scar Lane, carrying a YAS paramedic and three team members. They drove all the way to the patient, while other members waited with the team Land Rovers at the top of the lane, in case more equipment was needed.
After assessment by the paramedic, the casualty’s lower leg was splinted and he was assisted on to the back seats of the Honda. Back down at the top of the lane, he and his family were helped into a Land Rover and all returned to Horton. There, the YAS paramedics used a more compact splint so that the family could drive home and the patient could visit his local hospital the following day.
Volunteer hours: 34
HOWEVER, as the vehicle convoy was descending towards Horton, NYP sent a further invitation . . . .